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ERIC Number: ED437570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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Literacy, Welfare & Work: Longitudinal Research Project. Final Report and Recommendations.
Smith, Janet
The 3-year Literacy, Welfare, and Work Longitudinal Research Project explored the complex relationship between literacy and employment within the context of welfare reform in Manitoba, in an attempt to identify the barriers to education and employment that adult learners experience, as well as the policies, programs, and support services that best enable them to move from welfare to work. This final report of the project is divided into three sections. In part 1, the life histories of adult learners in the study are collected, analyzed, and placed in chronological order according to theme. Part 2 then takes these experiences and perceptions and places them within a larger socioeconomic context, examining how welfare reform and the labor market affected students' lives. Part 3 contains conclusions and recommendations directed toward the following four main groups: learners, practitioners, social service agencies, and policy makers. Recommendations include the following: raising public awareness, support, and funding for literacy programs; enhancing resources and technology in literacy programs; revising welfare-to-work strategies; increasing student supports and access to programs; creating a wider variety of programming options to meet client needs; coordinating the links between literacy programming and other educational opportunities; improving communication and decision making among all stakeholders; and enhancing job creation and raising the minimum wage. (Contains a bibliography of 85 resources and a list of 8 organization's contact information.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada